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I never left the house today but I was busy online.  I even forgot that is was St. Patrick's Day.  Nothing is normal right now.

I am working on Zoom which is a great platform and helps you conduct online what you would do in person.  These are two new uses for Zoom.

Teach a class.  Almost all universities have gone to online instruction for the rest of the semester.  I will be attempting to conduct my Saturday class as close to normal using zoom.

And BNI which is a weekly networking group.  Here people come together in person give there presentations and bring guests to become potential member.  BNI is going online for now and utilizing Zoom.  It should work well based on test results in some areas.  I will be interested in knowing what you think about BNI Online, Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl !

But I like getting everything right and I have spent time on this today.

BNI OnlineOne thing is still driving me crazy and I will continue working on it tomorrow.  I can't get the speaker and participant panel to display on the side of the PowerPoint slides as you can see from the picture above.  They are covering part of the PowerPoint.  I know there is a solution.  I won't give up.

Stay safe everyone

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Brian England
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I have heard a lot of great things about Zoom and it is good to have a way to meet when we are unable to physically meet.

Mar 18, 2020 06:58 AM #6
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Grant - while I have participated in other web classroom-type situations, I will be using Zoom for the first time in some classes I am currently taking.  It looks like it will be an interesting experience and I am looking forward to it.  

Mar 18, 2020 07:35 AM #7
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Grant Schneider
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Wayne - yes, quiet, stay in, and do your shopping early!

Wayne and Jean - I would like to know how that works out.  I think they cancelled in White Plains.

Nina - there will probably be a few little tweaks after starting but it will work.

Brian - I am quickly learned that this is the application of choice for conferencing.

Michael - and you can also be assigned to different breakout rooms.

Mar 18, 2020 08:15 AM #8
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Grant,

We are not all that fond of Zoom, we have been on several calls, and have had issues with it.  I am glad you find it that it works for you.  Hopefully, they will fix whatever you are having a problem with.  A

Mar 18, 2020 09:29 AM #9
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George Souto
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Grant we are a resilient people.  When life throws us a curve-ball we put the gray matter to work and overcome it.

Mar 18, 2020 01:25 PM #10
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Grant Schneider
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Ron and Alexandra - I hope to work it out.  Believe me, I get frustrated but it is the best of what I have seen so far.

George - yes we are resilient and we will find solutions.

Mar 18, 2020 01:52 PM #11
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Grant - good for you for using today's technology to work around our current situation!!! And I think it's a good time saver for the future. Think about the time we can save if you don't have to navigate traffic to attend a meeting. 

Mar 18, 2020 06:48 PM #12
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Grant I get it things do not always work when you want it, Diane was supposed to work remotely  but the Laptop and the platform would not let her... so she went into work... and a new lap top from the firm... same result... so she is going in tomorrow too:)Endre

Mar 18, 2020 10:24 PM #13
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Joan Cox
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Grant, was just watching the Today show, and Jimmy Fallon has been on Zoom too.  Good luck with figuring out how to get things to show up correctly.

Mar 19, 2020 07:47 AM #14
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Will Hamm
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Hello Grant,  I am sure you will figure out a solution and it will work out for you.

 

Mar 19, 2020 09:52 AM #15
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Kathy - I know I will benefit from this in the future.

Endre - those little annoying things do drive me crazy until I fix them.

Joan - it will be the online tool of choice for now.

Will - I usually do regardless of how long it takes

Mar 19, 2020 10:09 AM #16
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Maria Gilda Racelis
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Hi Grant,

I am pretty sure that you will get that speaker working in no time. Keep yourself healthy and safe.

Mar 19, 2020 11:33 AM #17
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good luck, Grant, with your online presentations. These challenges are also timely blog topics.

Mar 20, 2020 03:06 AM #18
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Grant Schneider
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Maria - thank you.  You too.

Roy - yes, this is the time to share.

Mar 20, 2020 03:31 AM #19
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Hi Grant:

I have not used Zoom yet but know a number of people who have, and love it. Good luck getting to the solution!  I would think this would be great for your business!

A client of mine from last year runs the Call Center for Zoom and I keep telling him about the positive feedback I am hearing.

Jeff

Mar 20, 2020 05:55 PM #20
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Grant Schneider - This is part of making lemonade out of lemons. You are and will be continuing to improve your online skills to help your business. As I write this, you are probably teaching your class. I know you will do well with this new tech.  You may want to think of getting another screen.  I personally can't use more than one but my husband can't get along without two.  In fact, he now has 3 screens.  It is so helpful when we are having online conference calls.  I wish you the very best with the class today.  

Mar 21, 2020 08:50 AM #21
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Roy Kelley
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Good Saturday afternoon, Grant.

Have a very special weekend.

Mar 21, 2020 12:31 PM #22
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Good for you Grant. It occurs to me that Bernie and I have time to produce local videos - albeit without the locals. Ha. Still, there are opportunites. D 

Mar 22, 2020 12:45 PM #23
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Joan Cox
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Grant, it is time to figure out a new way of working efficiently.   I have been working on my web site too.

Mar 24, 2020 08:12 AM #24
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I find myself taking care of tech nuisances that I have worked around for years in some cases. I have found as long as I don't need to talk to tech support (hours on  hold) on the phone I can muddle through most things...

Happy Thursday Grant Schneider 

Apr 02, 2020 09:36 AM #25
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